Wits Language School Africa Week 2016
From 9-14 May 2016, Wits Language School (WLS) hosted a series of free language lessons of the various courses offered at the School, as part of the celebrations that took place at Wits University to commemorate Africa Day.
The aim of the event week was not only to showcase the range of courses but also to celebrate language diversity in Africa and bring awareness to the kaleidoscope of language and culture that is Africa. About a hundred of the languages of Africa are widely used for inter-ethnic communication. Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Hausa, Igbo, Fulani and Yoruba are spoken by millions of people and the linguistic diversity of many African countries has made them increasingly aware of the value of their linguistic inheritance and the importance of preserving their languages.
The event was fruitful and resulted in many individuals illustrating interest in the various courses as well as many registering for upcoming intakes. Six lucky individuals walked away with prizes with the main prize been a course to the value of R5000. Congratulations to all the winners!